Democrat Scott Whelpley, who finished third in Tuesday’s primary behind Republican Allen McPheeters and Democrat Strom Peterson, issued a statement on Thursday supporting Peterson.
“I am grateful to the voters of the 21st District who supported my campaign.” said Whelpley. “We ran a tough, positive campaign, and met lots of voters who want to see real solutions for the challenges the middle class faces.”
“I encourage my supporters to support Strom Peterson in the November election. He will be a strong advocate for the Democratic values we share in this district,” said Whelpley. “I look forward to voting for Strom and Lillian Ortiz-Self in November.”
According to returns issued by Snohomish County, Whelpley received 20.5 percent of the vote while Peterson received 28 percent and Republican McPheeters received 32 percent. Together, the four Democratic candidates for Position 1 received 68 percent of the vote.
The 21st District covers all of Mukilteo, most of Edmonds and parts of Lynnwood and Everett.